Reykjavik Day Tour – Where to Go From the City


A great way to make the most of your time in Iceland is to take a day trip out of the city. You can do many of these on your own, but booking a guided tour will give you peace of mind and more flexibility. Unless you’re renting a car, taking guided trips will also allow you to save time by being picked up from the airport and dropped off thereafter your return.

The most popular and easiest to do is the Golden Circle, which takes you to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfalls. It’s an easy half-day trip from Reykjavik and you’ll get to enjoy the famous Blue Lagoon on the same day if you book the combo option.

From Landmarks to Local Flavors: Your Perfect Reykjavik Day Tour Itinerary

Another excellent choice is the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which you can do in a full day. This is a more remote area and you’ll see beaches, craters, a glacier, gorges, & mountains. The most famous site here is probably the Bridge Between Continents, and you’ll also have the chance to see Stampar Crater and the lava fields of Reykjanes.

There’s a lot of adventure that can be had on a Reykjavik day tour, and one of the best is to head out on an ice cave expedition. You can do this in a day if you take this tour that goes to Hverfell Glacier, but there are other options too. You could even visit a volcano or take a lava cave tour that is more hands-on.